Inno Approved is our monthly roundup of the tech and startup events to mark on your calendar.

There’s lots happening in Cincinnati’s startup and tech scene.

Unsure where to start? We’ve highlighted some of our favorite happenings in the greater Cincinnati area, moving week by week, then day to day, with information on pricing, location, theme, and anything else attendees ought to know. Mingle on!

P.S. Did we miss something? Let us know.


Week Two

Monday, 12/4
Pop-Up Coworking: Looking for a quiet space to get some work done last minute? Gather has you covered. From 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m., the coworking facility will open its doors for its Pop-Up Coworking event, with snacks, coffee and child care (for an additional fee). Pricing begins at $20 (for coworking only), and children must be registered 48 hours in advance. Get more information here. Can’t make coworking on the fourth? Gather will host additional pop-ups on the following Mondays, Dec. 11 and 18. Read more about Gather in our round-up of Queen City coworking spaces here.

Tuesday, 12/5
Financial Projections Workshop: Cintrifuse Syndicate Fund Principal Nick Faulkner will host a discussion on drafting financial projections before raising capital from 5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. at Union Hall. Attendance is free. Get more information here.


Wednesday, 12/6
Culture & Innovation Workshop Sponsored by Payor: This event examines how businesses can “unleash a culture of innovation” with TiER1’s three principles. TiER1 Performance’s Jim Ruberg and Dustin Shell will speak at 8:00a.m., after a networking and breakfast portion of the event beginning at 7:30a.m. Tickets are $25 and registration closes at noon on Dec. 5. Get more information here.

Access to Capital for Small Businesses: Join Glenn Clevenger of the Small Business Association, Mark Steinberg of the Somerville National Bank, and Britt Scearce of Emery Federal Credit Union at the Hamilton Mill from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. for a conversation on how the SBA lending process functions. Tickets range from $0 to $10. Get more information here.

Charitable Suds at Rhinegeist — Holiday Happy Hour!: Girl Develop It Cincinnati has been chosen as this Wednesday’s Rhinegeist Charitable Suds nonprofit, meaning the Rhinegeist Brewery will donate a portion of the taproom’s sales to GDIC. Head over from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Get more information here.


Week Three

Tuesday, 12/12
User Enjoyment Holiday Drinkup: This month, the User Enjoyment Meetup group will head to MadTree Brewery from 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. to network and drink. Get information here.

New Year, New Career — Part 3 [Workshop Series]: Tech Elevator will host this third part of its workshop at HCDC from 
6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m., an opportunity for attendees to consider the past year and make career goals for 2018. RSVP here

December Cincinnati Blockchain Meetup: Katherine Lowry will host this month’s meeting from 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. at Union Hall. Get more information here.

Wednesday, 12/13
Digital Marketing Lunch & Learn: Helium SEO will host a free lunch and learn focused on on digital marketing execution in 2018. Cornel Warren, director of marketing at SigmaTEK Systems, and Timothy Warren, CEO of Helium SEO, will speak at the 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.-long event. Seats are limited to 50 attendees. RSVP hereRead more about Helium SEO in our profile here.

Thursday, 12/14
Breakfast Bytes — CIO Panel Discussion: “BIG DATA” at this event sponsored by RoundTower Technologies, panelists Joe Rogan of Gorilla Glue; Cheryl Reynolds of Drees Homes; John Carder of Messer Construction; Nick Feczko of Axcess Financial; and moderator Andy Ruberg of Astronomer will discuss Big Data and how companies are using it. The program at RoundTower begins at 7:30a.m., and is free for RoundTower members and $25 for non-members. Get more information here.

All Things IoT: Head to Union Hall from 7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. to discuss the value of Internet of Things and try some devices. Libations provided. RSVP here.


Week Four

Tuesday, 12/19
iOs App Development Basics: This event, beginning at 7:00p.m., aims to teach attendees about Swift programming. All skills are welcome. Get more information here.

Wednesday, 12/20
HCDC Toastmasters: This hour-long meeting, from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m., allows attendees to practice their public speaking skills by giving speeches, receiving feedback and leading teams. The HCDC Business Center will host this free event. Get more information here.